Chris Keating, PhD, is the President and founder of Keating Research, Inc. Keating has an undergraduate degree in political science from Northwestern University and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois. Keating has worked in survey research in Colorado for the past 26 years where he has conducted thousands of successful survey and focus group research projects on state and local issues. Keating is well regarded in the field for developing quality questionnaires, thoughtful client presentations and reports that are written and created to be understood by the lay person as well as the more astute client.
Keating Research, Inc. was established in 2010 and in a short period of time has established itself as a leading Colorado survey research firm working on education, energy, water, transportation and growth issues. Keating Research counts the University of Colorado, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock as clients. Keating Research recently worked as the pollster on the landmark No on 1A campaign in Pueblo County to successfully prevent the prohibition of marijuana in the November 2016 election (57% no) and to successfully implement a regional transportation authority in San Miguel County, Colorado. In 2015, Keating led the survey research on the successful 1A For DIA ballot measures in Denver and Adams Counties. Prior to founding Keating Research, Inc., Keating was Vice President at Harstad Strategic Research and Research Director at Talmey-Drake Research. Keating has lived in Colorado since 1995 and currently resides in Telluride.
Jake Martin has led campaigns up-and-down the ticket, including leading statewide initiatives, local ballot measures, and candidate campaigns – and he’s brought a data-driven approach to each of these campaigns. Most recently, Jake Martin helped guide Colorado’s Proposition 123 campaign to provide affordable housing and Proposition FF to provide free healthy meals to all public school students.
Previously, Jake advised the Yes on Proposition 118 campaign to create Colorado’s paid family and medical leave program, managed Denver Mayor Hancock’s 2019 and 2015 reelection campaigns, Denver’s 2017 slate of seven infrastructure improvements ballot measures, and oversaw voter contact programs in nine states at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Jake has developed a specialty in messaging, targeting, and helping our clients use research to inform every aspect of their campaign. Jake lives in Denver and has a degree in political science from Metro State University of Denver.
Spencer joined Keating Research in 2022 as a Project Manager.
Spencer graduated from Dartmouth with a bachelor’s degree in politics, philosophy, and economics. During his time at Dartmouth, he had the opportunity to study government at the London School of Economics and discovered his passion for political communication. Spencer believes that accurate, robust data is crucial to driving equitable change in Colorado.
Born and raised in Colorado, Spencer enjoys hiking, skiing, and watching the Broncos.